Art and Experience: The 41st edition of the Montreal World Film Festival has been scheduled to screen Iranian film ‘Yeva’ directed by Anahid Abad.
Kicking off on August 24, 2017, the Canadian event will screen Taghi Aligholizadeh’s production at the main competition section.
Farabi Cinema Foundation based in Iran represents worldwide rights for the movie and it is to be distributed in Armenia and Lebanon as well, Aligholizadeh said.
Set and filmed in Armenia, the flick stars many recognized actors and actresses from Armenia such as Narine Grigoryan and Shant Hovhannisyan.
‘Yeva’, 34, a woman who is under prosecution for her husband’s murder case, faces challenges in her life, the movie synopsis read.
‘Apandis’ directed by Iranian director Hossein Namazi was also submitted and accepted to go on screen at the Canadian event.
Launched in 1977, the Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) is the only competitive Film Festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations).
The goal of the MWFF is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
The 41st edition of the event is slated for August 24 to September 4, 2017, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.